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Maximising The Value Of Railways To The Environment.

Once again I must apologise for my lack of contribution to this blog in recent months. Retirees such as myself tend to glory in the apparently limitless time available to pursue interests or make oneself socially useful. One signs up … Continue reading

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An important aspect of remote-area living.

While looking at what is involved in estimating the maximum possible population for Australia, I, as an engineer, have naturally been drawn to the provision of the physical requirements, such as services, infrastructure, food production and the like. However, my … Continue reading

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The Sustainable Population Strategy 1.

In May, 2011, the Australian Government released a paper entitled “Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities” and subtitled “A Sustainable Population Strategy For Australia”. This was followed by “Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities: An Overview”, reports from three panels of experts … Continue reading

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The Urban Landscape For A New Era.

At last, we seem to have said all that needs to be said about the “What” and now we can get on with the “How”! 1. INTRODUCTION This post is based upon the premise that our current major cities cannot … Continue reading

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Project Summary 1.

First of all, I will remind you that the main objective of this exercise is to create a terrain model which can be used to estimate the true sustainable population-carrying capacity of the Australian continent at varying standards of living, … Continue reading

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Infrastructure 2. Modes of Access.

Once the locations of possible settlements have been identified, the next step is to determine the best modes of access and the routes that they should follow. In this post, I hope to make the case that, for remote communities, … Continue reading

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Infrastructure 1. Remote Settlements.

Bill McKibben, in his book “Eaarth”, makes the point that in a world where conservation of water, power and arable land is of prime importance, the most efficient and economical form of settlement is one of modest size and as … Continue reading

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